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Shin Megami Tensei V DLC Explained

Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus and Sega's post-apocalyptic RPG, released for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 12, 2021.
Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus and Sega's post-apocalyptic RPG, released for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 12, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Atlus

The Shin Megami Tensei V DLC items have been a hot topic among fans of the post-apocalyptic RPG, as the title has had a pretty unorthodox release.

Shin Megami Tensei V was released for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 12. However, not only did the game offer bonus content and rewards to those who pre-ordered one of its several edition offerings, but it also has an extensive amount of paid and free DLC items available right at launch. Here's a breakdown of the Shin Megami Tensei V DLC.

Shin Megami Tensei V DLC Explained

To start things off, Shin Megami Tensei V starts at a base price of $59.99. The Shin Megami Tensei V DLC Bundle is $26.99 and includes all of the paid DLC items. Those who get the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition for $84.99 have the DLC Bundle included.

Now, there are a total of nine individual DLC items that released alongside Shin Megami Tensei V at launch — seven paid, and two available for free:

  • Mitama Dance of Wealth ($2.99)
  • Mitama Dance of EXP ($2.99)
  • Mitama Dance of Miracles ($2.99)
  • A Goddess in Training ($4.99)
  • The Rage of a Queen ($2.99)
  • The Doctor's Last Wish ($2.99)
  • Return of the True Demon ($9.99)
  • Safety Difficulty (Free)
  • Japanese Voices (Free)

The three Mitama Dances each increase the spawn rate of demons that drop items related to their respective title. The Mitama Dance of Wealth's dropped items can be sold for Macca, the Mitama Dance of EXP's dropped items either give the protagonist EXP or give ally demons EXP, and the Mitama Dance of Miracles' dropped items give the protagonist Glory — points needed to learn new Miracles. Players can revert the spawn rates mid-game from the Options menu if they so desire.

For those who go without these three DLCs, the Nintendo listing mentions that there is still a low chance of Mitama spawning.

Meanwhile, the A Goddess in Training, The Rage of a Queen, The Doctor's Last Wish, and the Return of the True Demon paid DLC items grant players to their respective in-game subquests. Each invites players to take on certain characters and even recruit them upon beating them.

It is also important to note, however, that each subquest comes with its own disclaimer mentioning that they should only be attempted either at least halfway, near the end of the game, or in the post-game.

Lastly, the two free DLC items are pretty straightforward add-ons that are designed to give players more options to experience the game.

While the Safety Difficulty is catered for RPG beginners or those who mainly want to enjoy the story, the Japanese Voices DLC adds the option to play the game with Japanese voice lines enabled.